Hacking Investigation Leads to a Florida Man Being Sentenced to 41 Years for Child Pornography

Timothy Sedlak, of Ocoee, Florida was arrested in September 2015 for launching over 400,000 attempts to gain unauthorized access to an unidentified global charities computer network. During the investigation, law enforcement found Sedlak to be in possession of child pornography.

In May of this year, he was found guilty of producing and possessing child pornography. He was sentenced to 42 years in prison this past Monday by U.S. District Judge Roy Dalton in Orlando.

When he was arrested, Sedlak had told authorities that he was trying to find out if any charities were unknowingly funding Islamist extremist groups by sending money to Middle East charities that were seized by militants at the time.

United States Secret Service agents conducted a search of Sedlak’s home, and taking 30 computers and four external hard drives. Upon examination, agent’s found files holding child pornography. The majority of the images contained were of Sedlak sexually abusing a toddler from 2009 to 2011.
Agents found over two hundred other images that were downloaded from file sharing websites. Sedlak still hasn’t been sentenced in the hacking case in Manhattan, to which he has plead not guilty to.

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